Mr. Harold Goeddeke

April 29, 1930 - April 8, 2020

Mr. Harold Goeddeke


Harold Goeddeke, 89, of Poplar Grove, Illinois, died peacefully at home in Poplar Grove on April 8, 2020. He was born April 29, 1930, in Roselle, Illinois, son of Otto and Laura (Stade) Goeddeke. Harold married his sweetheart of 67 years, Dolores Langguth, August 2, 1952, in Bensenville, Illinois. He was a farmer for most of his life and a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bensenville. Harold was a life time member of the Moose in Harvard, Illinois and Farm Bureau in Boone County.
Harold will be dearly missed by his wife, Dolores; sons, Ronald (Vickie), Richard (Linda), and Robert (Julie); daughters, Vicky Goeddeke, Luanne (Jerrold) Carr , and Sandy (Kevin) Kniep; grandchildren, Dennis (Reba Martin), Darrel, Darcey Goeddeke, Dwight (Ashley), Kristi (Roger) Krahmer, Kurt (Jodi), Kori (Andrew) Floto, Dani (Brian) Spangler, Niki (Paul) Berns, Steven (Searra); 18 great- grandchildren with number 19 on the way. Additionally, he is survived by sister, Marion Lagerhausen; sister-in-laws, Barbara Goeddeke and Emily Goeddeke; and brother-in-law, Jack Brandt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ethel Horn, Lorraine Kastning, Evelyn Brandt, and brothers, Raymond, Harvey and Arnold.
Special thanks to the staff of OSF Hospice who cared for Harold – Cindy, Gina, Amy, Marquel, Kim, Lori, Karen, Deacon Pete, Michelle, Kathy and the rest of the team.
Deacon Peter Addotta will officiate a private graveside service at Highland Garden of Memories. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials in his memory can be made out to OSF Hospice of Rockford. To light a candle or write a memory, please visit

Service Schedule

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Highland Garden of Memories

Deacon Peter Addotta will officiate a private graveside service at Highland Garden of Memories.

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Dear Dolores and Entire Goddeke Family,
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your very fine family head and wonderful community member.

Rosemary Palmer 2020-04-22T15:48:09

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

LeMar and Violet Heer 2020-04-20T15:05:25

I’m sorry for your loss, live Harold in our hearts forever.

Daniel Goeddeke 2020-04-15T07:08:03

So sorry for your loss. May you find peace knowing people are thinking of you of at this sad time. He’ll be with the rest of the gang up there!

Darlene Schoo 2020-04-13T14:53:48

I’m terribly sorry for your loss Dolores and the entire family. Loved this guy !

Charlene Morler 2020-04-12T14:22:05

Sorry for your loss

Roger Radtke 2020-04-11T12:51:02

We are so sorry your beloved head of the family has passed.

Bob and Judy kemp 2020-04-11T12:23:40

So sorry For your loss. Sending you prayers and love.

Kelly Paulson 2020-04-11T00:00:36

What a wonderful neighbor and friend! Really enjoyed growing up surrounded by the many dairy farm families such as the Goeddeke’s. We all worked so hard but really enjoyed the benefits of working with family to get the chores done. So blessed to have known Harold. Sending hugs and prayers for everyone…. heaven gained another good farmer!

Brenda Kastning 2020-04-10T20:22:16

Our condolences go to the entire family especially Ron and Vickie and family. Love to all.
Kim Jacobs

Kim Jacobs 2020-04-10T18:17:45

The Goeddeke family has always been one of my favorites.
I was in Rick’s class.
I always enjoyed seeing and having conversations with Vicki and Sandy.
(I only named my animals after those I really liked and considered, a friend) Rick & Sandy.
Brotherly love to your family in this time hard to deal with… Always here for all my friends I grew up with, Robbie Waterman
P.S. I would come up for the funeral if Times were different…I will remember!….because my parents and my wedding date was April 8.

Robert Waterman 2020-04-10T16:29:27


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